noun, plural scyphistomae [sahy-fis-tuh-mee] /saɪˈfɪs təˌmi/ (Show IPA), scyphistomas.
a stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish or other scyphozoan when it is fixed in place and reproduces asexually to produce free-swimming medusas.
noun (pl) -mae (-ˌmiː), -mas
a sessile hydra-like individual representing the polyp stage of scyphozoans. It produces forms which become free-swimming jellyfish
scyphoid scy·phoid (sī’foid’) adj. Having the shape of a cup.
noun 1. any coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, comprising the true marine jellyfishes. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the scyphozoans. noun 1. any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa; a jellyfish adjective 2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Scyphozoa
noun, plural scyphi [sahy-fahy] /ˈsaɪ faɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a cup-shaped part, as of a flower. 2. skyphos. noun (pl) -phi (-faɪ) 1. an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base 2. (botany) a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens
noun 1. a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km). noun 1. a variant spelling of Skyros noun 1. a Greek island in the Aegean, the largest island in the N Sporades. Pop: 2602 (2001). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles) Modern […]